History Podcasts – A Great and Entertaining Way to Learn About History

In addition to trying to lose weight and improve my health, I use my morning walks to help expand my knowledge of History by listening to History podcasts. I thought I might share the ones I listen in case any of my readers who might also be History enthusiasts might want to try them out. … Continue reading History Podcasts – A Great and Entertaining Way to Learn About History

USS Truman (CVN-75) Working off of the Florida Coast for a Composite Training Unit Exercise

Savannah - On 8 July 2019, USNI News reported that the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) and its carrier strike group were underway in the Atlantic Ocean for a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) and the USNI's Fleet and Marine Tracker (see linked image below) also showed that the Truman was underway in the Atlantic. … Continue reading USS Truman (CVN-75) Working off of the Florida Coast for a Composite Training Unit Exercise

Mobile Amateur Radio Activity; 14 July 2019 – ATAS-120A Issue and a Couple of QSOs

Yesterday I decided to fire up the mobile HF station and try to hunt down some of the weekend's Apollo 11 special stations. Unfortunately, things didn't go along to plan.I made a quick run through 20 Meters and didn't hear but one stations who was too weak for me to work with the mobile, so … Continue reading Mobile Amateur Radio Activity; 14 July 2019 – ATAS-120A Issue and a Couple of QSOs

From ARRL News – IARU President Offers Assurances Regarding French 144 – 146 MHz Allocation Proposal

This is another update from the ARRL on the IARU's stance and actions on a possible threat to the 2 Meter band. Once again, the main takeaways are that the IARU has objected to the French proposal and so has Germany and that the best way to work against the French proposal is through the … Continue reading From ARRL News – IARU President Offers Assurances Regarding French 144 – 146 MHz Allocation Proposal

History Related Amateur Radio Special Event Stations for August 2019

A recurring theme of History related special events for August seems to be Manifest Destiny, the 19th Century American belief that the American people were destined to expand westward across the North American continent (and for some, southward into Central America and the Caribbean as well). The special event stations related to the telegraph, railroad, … Continue reading History Related Amateur Radio Special Event Stations for August 2019

Getting My History Related Amateur Radio Special Event Post Project Back off of the Ground

I've sporadically written blog posts about History related Amateur Radio Special Event stations, but I haven't been consistent or regular with them. This is a project that I really want to get off of the ground and I'm feeling enthusiastic about doing just that. The plan is to put together a blog post with selected … Continue reading Getting My History Related Amateur Radio Special Event Post Project Back off of the Ground

New USMC TRS Site for MCRD Parris Island

This morning, I discovered a new site for the USMC TRS for MCRD Parris Island, SC. It provides system coverage for Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, SC near MCAS Beaufort, SC so it and the sites for MCAS Beaufort support some of the same talkgroups. The site frequencies are: 385.9125 (Control Channel), 380.4875, 380.5750, … Continue reading New USMC TRS Site for MCRD Parris Island

From ARRL News: Restraint Urged in Response to 2-Meter Reallocation Proposal

This article is from the ARRL News on 2 July 2019. It updates information from previous news stories from the ARRL on a possible threat to the 2 Meter Amateur band. Emphasis added in the form of bold italic type is mine. Representatives of International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) member-societies in Europe are advising restraint … Continue reading From ARRL News: Restraint Urged in Response to 2-Meter Reallocation Proposal

Coastal Georgia Military Monitoring Recap; June 2019

June was an excellent month for Military and Aviation monitoring. As regular readers of this blog are aware, I did some traveling throughout June to the Central Georgia, Charleston, SC, and Beaufort, SC areas, so this recap expands beyond the usual boundaries of Coastal Georgia to include those areas. In particular, my travels enabled me … Continue reading Coastal Georgia Military Monitoring Recap; June 2019

Coastal Georgia Mode-S Log; June 2019

Mode-S hits from Military, Government, and Public Safety related aircraft as well as various other aircraft that catch my attention from attended monitoring of my RadarBox in Savannah and RadarBox Micro in Brunswick, GA. Interesting catches this month included a Brazilian Air Force C-130, an Italian Air Force KC-767, a Polish Air Force G550, and … Continue reading Coastal Georgia Mode-S Log; June 2019